Wild Land

A canoe and hillwalking adventure around Inverpollaidh for Wilderness Scotland.

Tide Time

A kayak circumnavigation of Handa Island and journey into Loch Laxford on the whim of the weather.

Solstice on the Sea

I glanced at my watch; it was 4am. The sun which had set into a dull twilight was rising somewhere behind the clouds; their fringe was lined with a tint of pink from the first light of day…. Read More

Ben Lomond and the Arrochar Alps

Ben Lomond and the Arrochar Alps Whisked from Loch Lomond to Edinburgh to briefly say goodbye to my sister Emma before she flew to France and then back to Loch Lomond in 24 hours had left me groggy… Read More

Biking to Ben Lomond

Waking to a silhouetted figure standing over me in the dark I leapt out of my sleeping bag with a start. I had forgotten there was a bronze statue at the end of my bed in the conference… Read More

Cycling Coast to Coast

Chaos between boat and bike I had finished kayaking in the nick of time, gales had arrived overnight to pound the eastern coastline with 10ft swells. Had I been just a day longer I would have had little… Read More

East Haven to Berwick on Tweed

East Haven to Berwick on Tweed-The Home Run Sponsored by Rick Fletcher  During the night my father Paul and cousin Joe had arrived. Under the yellow beam of the headlights we had portaged two kayaks to the beach… Read More

Fraserburgh to East Haven

Fraserburgh to East Haven Sponsored by Alastair Forbes “Oh, hey friend!” Reaching into my boot I plucked a small crab from beneath my heel. Watching as it scuttled for the nearest rock I wondered “How in hell did it… Read More

The Moray Coast

Sponsored by Jane Fanshawe Behind the flapping door of my tent I lay in a flickering dance of light.  I watched the surf rolling rhythmically under the morning sun to the sands of Shandwick bay.  Joggers cast puffs… Read More